The Last Supper

We are sharing the good, the bad and the ugly, right? Brutal honesty?

Here’s one for you…

So, you’ve decided “That’s it! I’m sick of feeling uncomfortable! I am going on a diet and I will live and breath the gym!! …I’ll start tomorrow.”

And then it begins… Your mind starts thinking about everything you will not be allowed to have. Pasta. Chocolate. Ice Cream. Pizza. Cookies. Fried Food. Chips. Soda…

And then… crazy pre-diet brain comes up with a genius plan, “Well, it’s not tomorrow...Let the binge begin!!” You think of the nastiest, most unhealthy thing you can possible think of and you get in your car, hunt it down… and don’t just eat one portion. You didn’t have the motivation to get your ass to the gym-but you were quick to drive for a cheeseburger.

But HELL! Why not, right?!?! I mean, when are you going to ever do this again?! You are changing your life and it starts tomorrow!

The problem is, tomorrow usually lasts a week-two at the most. Before you know it you gained back everything you lost (if anything) and you are sitting down to another “last supper” before beginning another doomed attempt at change.

I will say-I had the last supper urge last night. I fought it and surprisingly won. I said I would be brutally honest not only with myself but with you guys. The funny (or not so funny) thing is, I know so many people who have done or do the same ridiculous ritual. Since we can relate to each other-as frustrated as we are-we can laugh about it. Otherwise, to those who have never done it or would never admit to it-we keep it to ourselves as some dirty, shameful secret.

The thought process is completely stupid. Rational me will tell you that. However, pre-diet crazy person would disagree.

I think the trick is rewarding yourself, maybe once a week. It’s not-I am never going to have these things again, I just have to limit it. I don’t know about you but when I hear the words never or can’t I turn back into this rebellious kid who just won’t follow the rules.

Balance. I need to have certain things to keep my sanity. I need to reward myself occasionally. I need to have something to look forward to if I did well that week. The can’t and never diets have always failed for me-right from the start. That much I have learned. It’s just a matter of not going over board when those little rewards happen.

All I can say is, I am already looking forward to my scoop of ice cream next Thursday night. #Reward #FoodAddict

If the above sounds familiar or you have other whacky pre-diet rituals raise your hands and comment below! Let’s share some dirt. 😉

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18 Comments

  • Joe Tourville April 6, 2017 at 1:53 am Reply

    Hey kris it is now day five for me on my weight loss plan or diet whatever you wanna call it and I have already lost three pounds, my Goal is to lose twenty pounds , I quit eating any sweet stuff and no fast food, and watching the carbs ,and I haven’t started my exercise part just yet but I have been walking every day. I plan on running I like to with the mindset of burning more calories then I’m taking in, it has worked for me before so I think it will again, it just seems to get harder the older I get. I have heard that if you don’t completely deprive yourself of what you like to eat , and go for satisfaction and not fullness you can be successful don’t know if that really works or not. everything in moderation I guess.

  • Carol Rollins-Kloetzly April 6, 2017 at 8:55 pm Reply

    I’m so that woman! I felt like you were in the room and talking to me like a counselor….it was motivational. It struck a cord. I will try harder. Wait til your 50 and that metabolism says FU 😣

    • Kris Williams
      Kris Williams April 6, 2017 at 9:01 pm Reply

      Hey Carol,

      Tell your metabolism “FU”! 😉 That is one thing I am dreading… the weight does seem to come off slower than it did before. I just need to avoid caving to the next million Last Suppers, lol.

  • Gregg Reed April 6, 2017 at 9:58 pm Reply

    Kris
    When I feel myself starting to get heavier I stay away from all fast food places that seems to work like a champ for me the way just comes off and it pretty much stays off that is until I get stupid and go back to fast food places again

  • Michael April 6, 2017 at 10:31 pm Reply

    Kris,

    I commented to you on Twitter how I started my dieting in November and it was intended to be a New Years diet. What changed was a tweet I read from Paul Stanley of all people. It read “if it is that important to you, why wait for tomorrow? Why not start now?” and that was it for me. I started that second.

    I promised myself I would have a big ass steak at 25 pounds, I’m getting ready to order very soon!

    (You rock Kris! Love these blogs!)

  • Kristy West April 7, 2017 at 5:01 am Reply

    It’s all about balance. One bad meal won’t make you fat just like one healthy meal won’t make you skinny. If someone wants to lose weight bad enough they will say “I don’t want that” rather than I “can’t” have that. It is a choice we make to eat better for our health and to lose weight. Fast food is super bad for you and not worth it. I would rather waste calories on something better than an McHeartattack. I started a few years back on a plan and lost a lot of weight, and yes I have “cheated” and gained some weight back in the past year but I refused to eat at the fast food places. Back on track, making no more excuses to myself of, I’m stressed out, I have no will power, I can’t help myself, I had a bad day… They are excuses and the only person I am hurting is myself. So… time to pull up the big girl panties and own up. We can all do it, we just have to stop making those excuses. We can still enjoy a few things we love here and there, but we can’t make here and there an every day thing. Otherwise we get back in that same bad habit and gain everything back and more.

  • Garry April 7, 2017 at 2:37 pm Reply

    Chris I feel your pain
    I am a 53 year old man and have fought weight my whole life. Like you I have done weight watchers and it worked, then I stopped. Well I a back on it but I am bound and determined to lose 50 to 60 pounds. I need to get moving, I set 10 hours a day at a desk, that is going to be the hardest thing for me. I will keep you posted!

    • Gordon April 7, 2017 at 5:01 pm Reply

      Garry, I feel your pain too. I’m 57 and was diagnosed with diabetes. Last year I weighed 395 lbs. I also sit at a desk. There are many things you can do to lose the weight. One of the devices I depend on is my Fitbit, especially the app. Keep track of everything you shove into your mouth. At our young age, we need to make lifestyle changes not diet. I’ve lost 85 lbs. in the past year. I’m going to celebrate dropping below 300 lbs., but not with food. You can do this!

    • Kris Williams
      Kris Williams April 8, 2017 at 5:48 am Reply

      I hear you Garry!! Finding motivation after 10 hours can be rough too!

  • Michael April 7, 2017 at 2:54 pm Reply

    I am definitely that way too, ha ha!

    For me, it was loading up on a big, flavorful, bowl of Alfredo pasta. Terrible, but oh so tasty….mmmmm

    I have become better at resisting that urge, but there’s always the desire to have some big, calorie or carbohydrate laden meal, which undermines the goal. Ha ha

    I got better at resisting with Chobani’s flips. Good yogurt, with a little mixed in goodness. Fantastic “cheat” in my book!

    • Kris Williams
      Kris Williams April 8, 2017 at 2:32 am Reply

      Yea, sometimes its a matter of finding a way to make the things you love-just edited. Find healthier ways to make a similar dish-one that’ll grow on you and doesn’t leave you feeling cheated.

  • T Pile April 10, 2017 at 3:38 pm Reply

    Yes. Just yes. Debating gym v. couch RIGHT NOW. I can resist the “one last meal” urge until dinner time, and then all hell breaks loose! I know it’s a mind-over-matter thing; have to work on the willpower!

    • Kris Williams
      Kris Williams April 11, 2017 at 2:31 am Reply

      Same here!!! It’s so tough! Same for me-diner will hit and my brain goes insane. I want any and every sugary thing I can think of!

  • Anthony Albrecht April 10, 2017 at 5:53 pm Reply

    This last supper idea is a foreign concept for me. When I graduated high school 36 years ago I was 5’10” and 115lbs., yesterday at the doctor’s office they weighed me completely dressed with shoes at 138lbs.

  • Patty April 10, 2017 at 7:56 pm Reply

    This is the reality. I wont Diet, i will increase my excersice but still eat what i want but Not over due it. I have to Commit to it.
    My Reality,My Goal .Commitment.

    • Kris Williams
      Kris Williams April 11, 2017 at 2:29 am Reply

      Commitment is the biggest hurdle! Good luck over there Patty!! I am with you 🙂

  • Garry W Zimmerman April 14, 2017 at 10:09 am Reply

    Update, I am down 30 lbs so far, still have at least 20 more. I joined the gym and I have to admit that I actually enjoy going now. It wasn’t that way at first but I always feel better afterwards. I now know I can get the other 20 off.

    Kris I am loving the whole new look you have going on. Glad you have dropped the old and are moving on. I look forward to what is yet to come. I just came back from Europe. I would love to share some pictures if possible. That might be a whole new feature. Your followers sharing with you where we have been. Just a thought.

    Keep all the good stuff coming!

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